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Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act 2012

Robin Mathew v. State of Kerala

Criminal Law – Neither the accused nor the victim can be permitted to subvert a criminal trial by stating falsehood and resort to contrivances to make the trial a mockery. (2021) 12 KCC 434

Sreejith Unni v. State of Kerala

  • Bail

Bail – Cancellation of – When there are materials to establish that accused threatens the witnesses or indulges in similar activities which would hamper smooth investigation, the bail granted to him can be cancelled.

Unnikrishnan v. State of Kerala

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 – The consequence of not proving the age of the victim is that the accused cannot be found guilty of any offence under the Act.

Sivakumar v. State of Kerala

  • Order

Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012 – S. 33 (5) – Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 – S. 311 – Recalling a child victim to testify repeatedly about the incident has to be discouraged, either by the prosecution or by the defence. 2021 (4) KCC 135 : 2021 (4) KHC 416 : 2021 (4) KLT 685

Alex P.V. v. State of Kerala

Penal Code, 1860 – S. 376 (2)(i) & (n) – Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 – S. 5 (f) & (l) r/w. 6 – Allegation of a teacher in a Sunday School, where moral and religious education is imparted, having committed repeated rape on his student, a minor child – It is moral depravity of the worst kind when teachers stoop down to the level of lecherous deviants to molest their students – We can only look up to the Good Lord and lament: ‘Heaven forbid’. 2021 (4) KCC 165 : 2021 (4) KLT 480